When shopping in the grocery store, remain diligent in checking labels as most packed foods contain an exuberant amount of sugar and sweeteners and were not just talking about those sweet snacks. Many Americans are consuming nearly 90 grams of sugar daily, which is three times more than the recommended amount! That’s 150 pounds of sugar in a year for one person!
What happens to our bodies?
When a person consumes this high level consumption of sugar, your body is prone to developing Type 2 & 3 Diabetes. Over 100 million Americans are already affected by this condition and many more remain at risk if they do not change their way of life. When a person has diabetes, their body becomes resistant to insulin and those foods that are filled with sugar reduce the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
Sugary drinks and fruit juices are shown to be of highest concern as only eight ounces of these drinks can raise your risk of developing diabetes. Studies have shown that every extra 150 calories of sugar above the daily allowed amount increase the risk by 1 percent!
New studies are showing that the consumption of sugar centered diets are also being correlated with an increase in Alzheimer’s.
Addiction. When consuming an unhealthy amount of sugar, our bodies begin to crave it as if it were a drug. The more we have the more our bodies feel as if we need it resulting in harm to the body. Sugar shares many similarities with drugs such as how the brain lights up when sugar is consumed and alerts our feel good hormones giving our body a response that tricks us into thinking this substance is good for us. Excess sugar can cause our cognition to become impaired, increase depression and cause mood swings that leave you feeling empty.
Our Orthopedic Doctors Can Help You
As sweet as sugar can be, don’t be fooled but it’s quick pick me up as an excess of consumption can lead to long term harmful effects. Call our Atlanta orthopedic doctors at (404) 855-2141 to speak with our team about how we can help you reach a healthier lifestyle.